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Is ITP a disability? 2 years 4 months ago #69531

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Regarding my concerns for continuing my education in another country, and probable work-stay visa, I'm wondering if ITP is considered a disability (in legal terms for residence) or not?
I found this about the UK. Under this, I don't think it is
www.gov.uk/definition-of-disability-under-equality-act-2010
Also, about Canada, I know that there are strong contradictions against those with disabilities and they have no chance of gaining permanent citizenship. What do you think?

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Is ITP a disability? 2 years 4 months ago #69537

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I personally do not consider ITP a disability more an inconvenience that at times can temporarily limit my abilities particularly if fatigue raises its ugly head or if my counts hit the gutter then I am frozen stiff and wearing many layers of clothing even in the middle of summer.
As for playing for treatment fortunately I'm a UK citizen so NHS care is free with reciprocal agreements within Europe at the moment but thanks to Brexit goodness knows what will happen in the future.
Regarding foreign nationals the rules change so regularly one would probably need to check about 24 hours before arrival !!!
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Is ITP a disability? 2 years 3 months ago #69663

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ITP counts as a disability under the Equality Act in the UK. It means that employers have to allow time off for hospital appointments and so on.

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Is ITP a disability? 2 years 3 months ago #69668

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You have to prove that it has a substantial and long-term adverse effect on your ability to do day-to-day activities before it is classed as a disability but as it is a long term health condition employers have to make reasonable adjustments to enable you to continue working. I was never allowed time out of work for clinic appointments and I worked for the NHS!
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Is ITP a disability? 2 years 3 months ago #69681

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I didn't think it qualifies as disability. And also: I never told my employers, because I was afraid they'd think I'd miss too much work and wouldn't hire me. I don't think you're obliged to tell you have itp, unless you're specifically asked: "Do you have itp?" And even then, at least in Germany you don't have to respond. I never heard of other countries requiring medical information except for illnesses that are contagious, and vaccinations.
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Is ITP a disability? 2 years 3 months ago #69682

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Oh wow, that sounds bad that you weren't allowed time out for clinic appointments Mrsb. My current job tries to tell me I can't go to doctors during work times (they don't know what I have, and they don't need to). I'm not even asking anymore. I requested several times that I get my schedule early enough to make appointments in my free time. They don't do it. Ok so now I just write :"Hi Mrs so and so, I'll be gone that time (no reason), sincerely..." Luckily I'm in a situation where it doesn't really matter whether they get rid of me.

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